Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America

Part introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.Florida State s football team is always in the headlines, producing Heisman Trophy caPart introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.Florida State s football team is always in the headlines, producing Heisman Trophy candidates, winning championships, and, at the same time, dealing with federal investigations into corruption and rape Same as many big time collegiate sports programs Seems no matter how the team transgresses off the field, if they excel on the field, everyone forgives them Writer, professor and conflicted Seminole Diane Roberts looks at the problems plaguing her campus in Tallahassee, examining them within the context of college football itself and its significance in American life, and explores how the game shapes our culture.
Tribal College Football and the Secret Heart of America Part introspective soul searching part cultural analysis Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans most popular sport of

  • Title: Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America
  • Author: Diane Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780062342621
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Craig Pittman said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      I'm no football fan, but I've seen the game played and read a few books about it. I'd rank this one right up there with "Semi-Tough" for being hilarious, smart and quotable. The author, Diane Roberts, tosses off bons mots the way a Mardi Gras float tosses out beads.The first time I read anything by Diane Roberts was back in the early 1980s when she was writing a regular column called "Das Kapital" for the FSU student paper, the Florida Flambeau. She wrote about the Legislature in a way that made [...]

    • Christopher said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Football is a deeply loved, and deeply controversial, sport in America. This is doubly so in college football. Being a baseball fan myself, I have never fully understood the love people have for this sport, but Dr. Roberts' book has helped me to recognize how one can embrace such a violent game in spite of all of its sins.Focused mostly on her own campus, Florida State University or FSU, Dr. Roberts' explores the love fans have for the game and for their teams and how it binds people from dispar [...]

    • John Barbour said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Even though I have given this book a less than average rating; I give Diane Roberts an A+ for getting my attention. Unlike Diane, who was born here and got the Seminole “genes”; I ended up in Tallahassee because of a job that only lasted 4 years and was lost largely because of the very culture that Diane describes. That was 11 years ago. Consequently, I do not share the love – hate relationship that she does. I also do not share her version of feminism or her distaste she seems to have for [...]

    • Jsavett1 said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      I REALLY enjoyed reading this. Most college football fans I meet and speak to haven't read Foucault or are familiar with cultural studies. So reading this book by an English professor at FSU who LOVES college football while recognizes its warts was very refreshing.If anything, I was left at the end of the book if the author did TOO good a job making the case AGAINST the game! She discusses the misogyny, the aggressive Christian triumphalism, the racial issues including echoes of plantation cultu [...]

    • Ben said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Nothing earthshaking, but a good page turner of the shrine we have built to college football and its star programs, coaches, and players, touching on race, misogyny, NCAA hypocrisy in financial exploitation, and long-term injury. The author is enough of a legacy fan that this is not exactly a searing expose (not that there's any "secrets" left to expose these days).

    • Denise Anderson said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      It sounded interesting.cially living in the heart of football central in the southI just found the first two chapters boring and not particularly well-written so I decided there are too many books and too little time to continue.

    • Kerry said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Roberts, who holds a PhD from Oxford, is a study in contrasts -- a fantical follower of college football, especially her beloved Florida State Seminolds, and also a sharp critic of the sport. Her book deeply looks at the sport's rabid followers during a time when the country is also dealing with complex subjects such as gender identity and roles, American citizenship, violence in sports, racial disparities, and class. She focuses largely on college football and its stronghold in the American Sou [...]

    • Thomas Stevenson said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Although sports are often considered entertainment, they are actually a window into culture. While soccer is the window into much of the worlds' cultures, in the US football can show us who we are and why. In this insightful and highly readable book, Diane Roberts introduces readers to some aspects of America's, albeit primarily southern America's, obsession with football. Topics covered include muscular Christianity an extremely important element of sport but currently mostly found only in acad [...]

    • Andy Patton said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      As someone who works in collegiate athletics, this book hammered home so many things I already knew, but could t say as eloquently and succinctly as Roberts did. A great read, specifically for liberal minded college football fans. Highly recommend

    • Lilian O. Classen said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Good story about football and my Alma Mater, FSU. She really knows the scene in Tallahassee and Doak Campbell Stadium. It's in her DNA.

    • Robert Vandiver said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      Great book about college football with many hilarious insights and observations about that game we all love.

    • Mike Eckhardt said:
      Jun 20, 2019 - 01:16 AM

      An unfiltered must read for anyone who loves, hates, loves to hate or hates to love college football.

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